Allen Lacy

A Quote by Allen Lacy on memory, past, and seasons

Gardener's , like everyone else, live second by second and minute by minute. What we see at one particular moment is then and there before us. But there is a second way of seeing. Seeing with the eye of memory, not the eye of our anatomy, calls up days and seasons past and years gone by.

Allen Lacy

Source: The Gardener's Eye, 1992, p. 16

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A Quote by Allen Lacy on kindness, prejudice, and virtue

Show me a person without any prejudice of any kind on any subject and I'll show you someone who may be admirably virtuous but is surely no gardener.

Allen Lacy

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A Quote by Allen Lacy on best friend, friendship, health, kindness, people, prejudice, and virtue

Show me a person without prejudice of any kind on any subject and I'll show you someone who may be admirably virtuous but is surely no gardener. Prejudice against people is reprehensible, but a healthy set of prejudices is a gardener's best friend. Gardening is complicated, and prejudice simplifies it enormously.

Allen Lacy

Source: Home Ground, 1984

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A Quote by Allen Lacy on memory, past, and seasons

Gardeners , like everyone else, live second by second and minute by minute. What we see at one particular moment is then and there before us. But there is a second way of seeing. Seeing with the eye of memory, not the eye of our anatomy, calls up days and seasons past and years gone by.

Allen Lacy

Source: The Gardener's Eye, 1992, p. 16

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A Quote by Allen Lacy on democracy, garden, needs, politics, practice, and reason

Democracy is fine in politics. It should stay there, and we need more of it. But its political virture is no reason to practice it in the garden.

Allen Lacy

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A Quote by Allen Lacy on experience and world

A powerful hand lens [Eschenback Leutchlupe] with a focused beam of light opens up an entire world below the threshold of the ordinary experience of seeing.

Allen Lacy

Source: The Gardener's Eye, 1992, p. 23

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A Quote by Allen Lacy on acceptance and needs

All gardeners need to know when to accept something wonderful and unexpected, taking no credit except for letting it be.

Allen Lacy

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A Quote by Allen Lacy

Am I accurately reporting what I see in such a blossom? The answer is no . . . and yes.

Allen Lacy

Source: The Gardener's Eye, 1992, p.23

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A Quote by Allen Lacy on angels, christmas, jesus, legends, and pity

An angel, legend has it, took pity on a little shepherd girl who had nothing to give to the Infant Jesus in his manger. The angel handed her a weed, but first transformed it into this beautiful flower of winter. [- the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger.]

Allen Lacy

Source: The Gardener's Eye, 1991, p. 14

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